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Legislator Morton announces widespread support for improving Como Lake


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.

Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.

Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) commented today on the results from last year’s public input focus groups on the Erie County Park System, which showed that 87 percent of those surveyed listed lake quality as a top priority for improvement.


“Dredging Como Lake has been a top priority of mine and I’m not surprised to see that there is widespread demand throughout the county to improve lake quality,” said Legislator Morton. “We have an opportunity to improve the lake, which is clearly something the public expects and deserves. I continue to urge the County Executive to work with myself and our local officials so we can finally get the job done.”


In December 2016, the county hosted several public input focus groups to determine how to improve the Erie County Parks Master Plan. The full results from the focus groups can be viewed here.


Legislator Morton recently sent a letter to the County Executive, requesting to work together with local officials to dredge the lake while it is drained to repair the lake’s dam. He has not received a response. That letter can be viewed here.

For information, please contact Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or